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Seth Grahame-Smith

Autor/a de Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

18+ obres 18,684 Membres 843 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Seth Grahame-Smith is an author and a film and television writer/producer. His books include How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Unholy Night, and The Last American Vampire. In addition to adapting the mostra'n més screenplay for his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, he also wrote Tim Burton's film Dark Shadows. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009) 11,059 exemplars, 459 ressenyes
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2010) 5,438 exemplars, 309 ressenyes
Unholy Night (2012) 554 exemplars, 29 ressenyes
The Last American Vampire (2015) 541 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
The LEGO Batman Movie [2017 film] (2017) — Writer — 360 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter/Original novel — 218 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Pardon My President (2008) 14 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Douce Nuit Maudite Nuit (2014) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962) — Epíleg, algunes edicions11,526 exemplars, 299 ressenyes
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel (2010) — Original work author — 317 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Dark Shadows [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 284 exemplars, 1 ressenya
It [2017 film] (2017) — Producer — 263 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [2016 film] (2016) — Original book — 134 exemplars, 2 ressenyes


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Grahame-Smith, Seth
Nom oficial
Grahame-Smith, Seth
Altres noms
Greenberg, Seth Jared (birth)
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Rockville Centre, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Los Angeles, California, USA
Emerson College (BFA|Film)



Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Discuss a Hogwarts Express (agost 2009)


I’ve never been a big horror movie fan, but this book gave me an appreciation for the genre that I feel I was lacking. Written by horror movie expert Seth Grahame-Smith, this is an entertaining “guidebook” that outlines the major genres, sub-genres, and tropes of horror films. It takes on a parody approach to surviving horror movies by instructing the reader on how to avoid the traditional pitfalls, what to do in different horror scenarios, and how to subvert the writers by changing genres. The illustrations are also quite excellent.

Something I found both fascinating, and cringe-worthy, was the abundant use of token and stereotyped characters that never really crossed my mind as I grew up watching these movies. The book points these things out with no applause, but I feel that a small statement could have been made about the apparent sexism and racism in older horror movies, and how more contemporary horror is stepping away from those toxic traditions to create a richer and more robust horror filmography.

The final chapter, on how to defeat Satan, was a real let down. It feels like the author just gave up. Even with the “change genres” approach, there could have been so much more than just “whip out your penis.” I can’t speak to horror films specifically, but there are plenty of films and books where Satan is defeated - a rousing game of chess, a fiddle battle, satanic spawn rebelling against daddy-dearest, divine intervention. And if you’re truly suggesting the only way to defeat Satan is by changing genres, then what better way than to divert to a Hallmark made-for-tv movie?

The best parts of the book were the Foreword by Wes Craven, the Appendix of recommended horror films with comments on each one, and the humor throughout the entirety of the reading. An enjoyable and funny book that gave me a new appreciation for a film genre, and excellent film recommendations.
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H4ppyN3rd | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2024 |
An interesting idea, but not nearly enough zombies for my taste. Read my full review here
Library_Guard | Hi ha 458 ressenyes més | Jun 17, 2024 |
In this retelling of Jane Austen's classic tale, zombies are the additional element. Outside of random unmentionables showing up to parties and during long walks outside, the rest of the story is pretty close to Austen's original. Personally, I felt that something was lost in this version, which reads to me like a way to make the story more interesting to contemporary audiences while completely missing the point of the original novel. But if it's someone else's cup of tea, by all means, enjoy!
wagner.sarah35 | Hi ha 458 ressenyes més | Apr 27, 2024 |



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